electorate

Definitions

  • Free and Independent Elector
    Free and Independent Elector
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n electorate the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Electorate The territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an elector, as in the old German empire.
    • Electorate The whole body of persons in a nation or state who are entitled to vote in an election, or any distinct class or division of them. "The middle-class electorate of Great Britain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n electorate The whole body of electors; the aggregate of citizens entitled to vote.
    • n electorate The dignity of an elector in the Roman-German empire.
    • n electorate The territory of an elector in Germany.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Electorate the dignity or the territory of an elector: the body of electors
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. électorat,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. e, out, legĕre, to choose.

Usage

In literature:

Tradition has centered upon the tariff, the trusts, the currency, and electoral machinery as the items of consideration.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
The contest now broke out in earnest, and the electors prepared (p. 100) to garner their harvest of gold.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
Being ambitious, Ludvig van Biethofen, while yet a young man, moved to Bonn, the home of Clement Augustus, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Some time after, the Elector of Brandenburg, Joh.
"Notes and Queries, Number 186, May 21, 1853" by Various
Then discussions followed as to the property qualification of an elector.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
The German lady was kept as a curiosity in the cabinet of the Elector of Saxony.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
The House of Representatives has again refused to allow the people to choose Electors of President and Vice President.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
The measure doubled the county electorate and increased the total electorate by some 2,000,000, or approximately forty per cent.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
He was summoned to teach philosophy and theology at Wittenberg, a new university, founded by Frederick, the Elector of Saxony.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
Here, at the very threshold of the great electoral year, rose the spectre of the 'man on horseback'!
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
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In poetry:

"Then, as a free," myself replied,
"Elector of the State,
I hold my Rights can't be denied,
And I've been wronged of late.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
And yet, it did seem strange, because
Though, truly, as I've said,
I hit the State elector, 'twas
The Federal nose that bled.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
Railways were built from here to there
That served no purpose anywhere,
And public works that did not pay
Like mushrooms, sprouted in a day,
With promises were issues fought,
And whole electorates were bought.
"The Genesis of Gloom [Australian Variety]" by C J Dennis
Yet had he wizarded with sound
Electors, Cardinals, and Kings,
While there welled forth from source profound
The flow of silvery—sounding springs,
Music of tenderness and mirth,
One with his very soul at birth.
"Mozart’s Grave" by Alfred Austin
"I shall scheme to drag no railway through the back yard of this State;
Nor on any handy dust-heap in this dashed electorate
Shall I vote to plant a city, while the fact is evident
That abtter site is waiting elsewhere on the continent.
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis
Alfred Ebenezer Jackson raised a wild, derisive shout
From "intelligent electors." "Mad!" they said, "without a doubt."
And because they knew he meant it - ev'ry work he spoke or wrote -
Alfred Ebenezer Jackson did not get a single vote!
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis

In news:

Electoral College Members Prepare For December 17th.
The president is unpopular in the state, and lost its five electoral votes to.
A GIF of the Electoral Map, as It Evolved Over Time.
British web users are furiously Googling 'electoral college.
Tennessee voters attract little attention from candidates driven by Electoral College.
The Geographically Smallest Winning Electoral College Map.
Ginsberg is the GOP's go-to guy for electoral recounts.
As the May 18 primary election approaches I am asking the electorate to vote Paula Gish for judge-executive.
Jordan Carleo-Evangelist and I reported Saturday that Albany Assemblyman Jack McEneny is considering an end to his electoral career, opting not to seek an eleventh term in the state's lower house.
When the 2010 electoral wave handed control of the House of Representatives to the Republicans, Rep Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) had finally arrived at his moment in the sun.
Sizing up the Granite State Electorate.
Is an enlightened electorate necessary for a healthy functioning democratic republic.
Electoral reins can halt USA's headlong rush to fiscal cliff.
Egypt's Heightening Electoral Crisis The Nation.
Nine percent of voters in the Michigan Republican presidential primary identified themselves as Democrats, according to exit polling, the largest portion of the electorate the rival party has comprised to date in the GOP nomination fight.
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In science:

The strength of the other electors’ vote depend on the magnitude difference Cn − Cm and on the weight applied.
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
Some of the electors voted against delay τ1 and some others against delay τ2 .
Bias and consistency in time delay estimation methods: case of the double quasar HE 1104-1805
Exploring voting blocs with the Irish electorate: a mixture modeling approach. J.
Matrix estimation by Universal Singular Value Thresholding
It was originally predicted in the context of transport of electors in disordered crystals by Anderson 1 .
Disorder induced localization and enhancement of entanglement in one- and two-dimensional quantum walks
In it, elections are held by selecting the single most representative voter to replace the entire electorate.
Asymptotic formulae for likelihood-based tests of new physics
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